An Elitsha video feature examining the difficulties of commuting under the lockdown restrictions. Public transport has always been hazardous and time consuming but now under the pandemic, public transport is more dangerous than ever.
The pandemic must be examined not only medically, but particularly in relation to its social, human and ecological effects. This is necessary to understand the relationship between diseases emanating from viruses and other causes, and ‘diseased societies’ which provide fertile grounds for the social havoc that follows medical pandemics like covid-19. MAMA, MOTALA, SENEKAL
On Monday 6 July at 9am, Eastern Cape Community Health Care Workers handed over a memorandum to the Eastern Cape Department of Health to demand permanent employment and a living wage. UNITED EASTERN CAPE COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE WORKERS
This proved to us that although we are at the forefront in the fight against TB and HIV, and now against COVID-19 the Department of Health still undervalueS our work. UNITED EASTERN CAPE COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE WORKERS
Informal settlement residents and property owners in Alexandra township could be set on a collision course with each other as the national government intends to re-locate residents to curb the spread of covid-19. RAMATAMO SEHOAI
Women are facing a double disadvantage due to job losses during the lockdown, and black women are affected the most. This is according to a survey conducted by 30 researchers from five SA universities. UNATHI NKANJENI | TIMES LIVE
As South Africa weathers the storm of increased hunger, poverty and unemployment during the pandemic, the government has announced its intention to introduce a Basic Income Grant for unemployed non-grant recipients between the ages of 18 and 59. SANDISIWE SHOBA | DAILY MAVERICK
The South African Food Sovereignty Campaign welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, regarding a policy commitment to introduce a universal basic income grant in South Africa, and claims plaudits. SAFSC PRESS STATEMENT
Funding public schools properly requires revising the tax system, the only effective way to redistribute the product of our collective labour to the benefit of everyone. Reimagining our schools requires being bold enough to imagine budget justice. VISAGIE, BLACK, GUZULA | DAILY MAVERICK
The ANC and DA are both imposing militarised evictions, ruling in neocolonial fashion as if the people were the enemy. A progressive approach would embrace the social value of land occupations. NEW FRAME
Under cover of the pandemic, the U.K. government has awarded contracts worth billions of pounds for equipment on which our lives depend, without competition or transparency. GEORGE MONBIOT | THE GUARDIAN
COVID-19’s devastating impact on the United States coupled with an economic collapse and a mass uprising against racist policing has activated a long-standing political tendency within the imperialist world: libertarianism. DANNY HAIPHONG | B;LACK AGENDA REPORT
Capitalism, we are told, is the best system because it drives all those in charge of production (the owners and top executives of enterprises) to maximize profits and thus economic efficiency. Capitalists get profits, and the rest of us benefit from the efficiency of production within a capitalist system. RICHARD D. WOLFF | ECONOMY FOR ALL
In this interview with author, co-editor of Inequality.org and Director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies Chuck Collins, we examine the latest wealth gains made by billionaires during the pandemic. ACTVISM
Cancel culture, we are warned by the signatories of a public letter, is quickly and perniciously taking over American discourse, and will severely limit the free exploration of competing viewpoints. ANTHONY DIMAGGIO | COUNTERPUNCH
In recent years millions of women – worldwide, but also in Chile – took to the streets to voice their call for equal rights, decent pensions and the freedom and autonomy to decide about their bodies, and against harassment at work. LUZ VIDAL HULREQUEO | GLOBAL LABOUR UNIVERSITY
The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred multiple crises in the U.S. including a public health crisis and an economic one. As unlikely as it may seem, we believe that rewriting the rules of how workers can act collectively is a key solution to both. SHARON BLOCK, BENJAMIN SACHS | ON LABOR
While the American public, the media, and Congress have largely been focused on the Covid pandemic, demands for racial justice, and other domestic concerns in recent months, the US military has been mobilizing all of its capabilities for a massive show of force in waters abutting China. MICHAEL T. KLARE | THE NATION
China will get a regular, heavily discounted supply of Iranian oil for the next 25 years, as well as an expanded role in Iranian banking, ports, railways, telecommunications and myriad other projects. Iran and China will also increase their military cooperation. MARJORIE COHN | TRUTHOUT
During the Nicaraguan coup attempt and ever since it failed, the North American and European human rights industry has falsely accused the Nicaraguan authorities of having brutally repressed peaceful opposition protests with disproportionate lethal violence. STEFAN SEFTON | TORTILLA CON SAL
Politically motivated killings are certainly nothing new for Ethiopia, but this particular murder has touched the biggest nerve in decades, in part because Hachalu Hundessa was perceived to be a man of the people.
The Mind the Gap consortium presents an innovative framework that establishes five corporate strategies leading to the avoidance of responsibility for harmful effects on people and communities around the world.
In addition to the paramilitary attitude that any civilian is a potential terrorist insurgent, US police have brought numerous tactics and weapons back from their Israel trips for use against US civilian. MORGAN ARTYUKHINA | SPUTNIK NEWS
Simply because the odds stacked against Palestinian freedom seem too great at the moment, does not justify the discounting of an entire nation, which has lived through many wars, protracted sieges and untold hardship. Moreover, the next generation is but a mere evolution of the consciousness of the current one. RAMZY BAROUD | MEMO
As professor of literature and literary criticism and spiritual figurehead of the Palestinian cultural landscape, Edward Said was instrumental in making Palestine one of the predominant moral causes of our time. HAIDER EID | MONDOWEISS
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